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Author: 0 Tottenham boss Pochettino cools reports of Barcelona meeting

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino was asked about the possibility of him moving to Barcelona, and he gave a brilliant answer to rule it out. Today, ahead of this weekend's Premier League clash with Burnley, Pochettino has told the London Evening Standard that he could never manage Barcelona even if Spurs chairman Daniel Levy sacked him, as he loves Espanyol too much.

Sport Neymar is at the same level as Messi, Ronaldo: Ronaldinho
Author: 0 Neymar is at the same level as Messi, Ronaldo: Ronaldinho

Like Neymar, Ronaldinho starred at Barca - claiming two league titles and the Champions League in 2006. Ronaldinho played for Paris Saint-Germain before being plucked by Barca in 2003, spending five glorious years at the Camp Nou. With Luis Enrique's announcement that he will leave Barca when his contract expires in the summer, Neymar will be working under his third manager at the Catalan club next season following his arrival in 2013.

Author: 0 Lack leaves on stretcher; Wings win in OT again

The ultimate class of hockey was on full display as the Red Wings stayed on the ice while Lack was attended to by team trainers. The team says Lack was taken to UNC Rex Hospital for evaluation, and he was able to feel his extremities. "Sometimes the puck just kind of finds you and gets you in the right spot", Athanasiou said. Detroit was playing its third game in as many days, a schedule necessitated by a December postponement in Raleigh .

Sport Pistons come out flat again in 97-83 loss to Jazz
Author: 0 Pistons come out flat again in 97-83 loss to Jazz

Down 27-12 and on the wrong end of 20-2 run in the first quarter, the Pistons already started to look defeated. Detroit was spanked by Cleveland last night and is now 6-4 over its last 10 games, both on the hardwood and against the spread.

Sport Kansas embarrassed by OR, 74-60
Author: 0 Kansas embarrassed by OR, 74-60

OR shot 50.9 percent from the field and held Kansas to 35 percent shooting thanks in part to Jordan Bell . Dorsey finished the half with back-to-back threes, including a deep bank shot at the buzzer, as the Ducks pranced to their locker room celebrating a 44-33 advantage.

Author: 0 No. 3 Baylor vs. No. 7 South Carolina Preview, Game Prediction

The Blue Devils (28-9) rallied from second-half holes in the final three games in that tournament. SC will play third-seeded Baylor on Friday in the East Regional semifinals. North Carolina struggled to get past Arkansas. The margin grew to 68-58 at the five-minute mark. "I said in the locker room we believed we were the better team".

Author: 0 Pujara and Saha partnership is the best I have seen: Virat Kohli

We have given our best here, and as long as we keep doing that, I am sure we will get ourselves into winning positions", Kohli said. "Losing the toss here was never easy". That's what we want to be. "They had to play for a draw". They didn't look like they were getting out for a while. For me, it's about putting my best foot forward and trying to put my team in a position that we can either defend or win games.

Sport Steady India end second day at 120/1 vs Australia
Author: 0 Steady India end second day at 120/1 vs Australia

Not only has Maxwell hit an unbeaten 82 but has also added 159 for the fifth wicket with captain Steve Smith. This is only his fourth Test but Maxwell insists he belongs here. His maiden Test hundred comprised of nine fours and a couple of sixes. On 97, Smith tried to jab the ball into the vacant leg side, took an outside edge as it got stuck between his legs.

Author: 0 Warriors' Draymond Green says he won't attend another Raiders game

And if they have anybody to talk to about it, it should be me. A move to Nevada's famous casino city would make Raiders games more accessible to their Los Angeles fans, as Las Vegas is 100 miles closer to LA than Oakland. Still, knowing their team will be leaving for Las Vegas is sure to convince some of the most loyal Black and Silver fans to jump ship. "I wouldn't attend a game, I won't attend a game and I'm not a diehard Raiders fan but I do support the city of Oakland".

Author: 0 Federer Beats Wawrinka to Claim 5th Indian Wells Title

Federer becomes the oldest victor in the tournament's history, overtaking American former world No.1 Jimmy Connors , who was 31 when he took the title in 1984. It is an absolute, huge start to the year for me. Having spent six months away from the sport due to an injury, Federer made a stunning return to win the Australian Open in January.

Sport Funes Mori out for the season as Everton's injury woes continue
Author: 0 Funes Mori out for the season as Everton's injury woes continue

Funes Mori is now unlikely to make the trip to Anfield, where he received a red card last season after a poor challenge on Divock Origi. Midfielder James McCarthy also aggravated a hamstring injury while playing for Ireland last week. It is a moment the Liverpool-born 18-year-old has been dreaming about since, seven years ago, he joined the Toffees academy - where a number of youngsters are being groomed to follow in his footsteps.

Sport Cheltenham: Nicky Henderson breaks Champion Hurdle record
Author: 0 Cheltenham: Nicky Henderson breaks Champion Hurdle record

However, Henderson chose to bring his charge back to the smaller obstacles for a tilt at Tuesday's two-mile crown and it proved a masterstroke as he ran out a dominant victor, providing the Seven Barrows handler with a record sixth victory in the race.

Sport Maradona vows to confront Infantino over 'teddy-bear' Messi's ban
Author: 0 Maradona vows to confront Infantino over 'teddy-bear' Messi's ban

During Argentina's World Cup Qualifier against Chile, Messi shouted insults at an assistant referee after being flagged for a foul. Argentine legend Maradona has now had his say on the matter, with the 1986 World Cup calling Messi's ban "terrible" and in no way a result of interference from him in a role as a Federation Internationale de Football Association ambassador.

Author: 0 Dempsey hat trick lifts US over Honduras 6-0 to rebound

And hopefully there's more time left". The win takes the U.S. into fourth in the table, and one point behind Panama who are in the final automatic qualification place for the 2018 World Cup in Russian Federation. Alejandro Bedoya took his place. Dempsey's fire has gotten him into trouble. The US came out early filled with energy against a Honduras side lined up in a 5-4-1 built to absorb pressure and break with speed on the counter.

Sport Courtois 'liking life' at Chelsea amid Real Madrid talk
Author: 0 Courtois 'liking life' at Chelsea amid Real Madrid talk

According to Cadena Cope , Madrid favour a move for the Belgium global over pursuing Juventus' Paulo Dybala, although it's believed Los Blancos would probably have to once again break the world transfer record to bring Hazard to Spain . Should Hazard leave Chelsea if Real or Barca come calling? Keeper Keylor Navas is another player under threat at Madrid and Costa admitted Courtois (above) could be on the list of potential replacements.

Author: 0 Ferrari boss opens up on championship plan after Australian Grand Prix win

Ferrari, celebrating the 70th anniversary this year of founder Enzo Ferrari's first race auto, have not won a championship since their constructors' success of 2008. Hamilton said after pre-season testing that the 2017 rule changes - more downforce, fatter tyres with more grip and faster cars - would make it harder to race.

Sport Patriots sign free agent RB Rex Burkhead
Author: 0 Patriots sign free agent RB Rex Burkhead

Burkhead's versatility as both a running back and special teams guru would fill the hole left behind by Bolden, if he does decide to sign with another team. Jeremy Hill maintained that role once Bernard went down late last season, but Burkhead did play well as a complementary option. JHe played in all 16 games last season with 74 carries for 344 yards and two touchdowns, and 17 receptions for 145 yards.

Author: 0 Hurricanes Goalie Eddie Lack Tweets He's OK After Leaving Game on Stretcher

Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward stopped 20 shots. Nosek No. 1Detroit's lone tally was a milestone marker, the first National Hockey League goal for rookie forward Tomas Nosek . It's always important to score first, and I thought that was a big momentum shift for us. His shot went through traffic. Carolina's lead grew to three goals in the second period when Jordan Staal cruised down the right wing and beat Howard with a snap wrister.

Author: 0 Warriors roar back from 22 point deficit to silence Spurs 110-98

The Warriors needed someone to step up when Durant went down and are getting a strong run from veteran Iguodala, who went 7-of-8 from the floor in a win over Memphis on Sunday and drew high praise from his coach. The 28-year-old is now just three shy of equalling Oscar Robertson's longstanding National Basketball Association record for triple-doubles in a single season.

Author: 0 Fifth Indian Wells Masters victory for Roger Federer

Nick Kyrgios has the chance to ease his way back from illness after being handed a first-round bye at tennis' unofficial fifth major, the Miami Open. He then maintained his win when serving in the second game of the second set, to secure a lead of 2-0 against Federer. The umpire said he was. Another break in the seventh game left Wawrinka to serve it out, and he punctuated the contest with a love game.

Author: 0 Conte sets Chelsea 21-point target to clinch title

The first effort of the restart fell to Alsonso, But after racing onto Kante's through ball, his effort was deflected for a corner. According to Conte, Hazard is being targeted repeatedly by opponents due to the fact that the player plays "great football".

Sport SC stuns Duke to advance to Sweet 16
Author: 0 SC stuns Duke to advance to Sweet 16

Canadian Duane Notice had 17 points for SC, 14 in the second half. He was 9-of-12 against the Trojans for 19 points. "It's the most physical game we've been in all year", Krzyzewski said. "We got worn down". The Bears won despite Motley's foul trouble. Kennard, the team scoring leader, picked up his third foul with 17:22 left and his fourth at the 12:03 mark.

Author: 0 Germany's Lukas Podolski crowns farewell with stunning victor over England

Goalkeeper and captain Manuel Neuer, Mario Gomez, Sami Khedira, Julian Draxler and Mesut Ozil all pulled out of the England friendly with minor knocks and injuries. The former Arsenal star hung up his boots for Germany in his 130th appearance for his country, but there was one detail about his departure from the pitch that left many people totally baffled.

Sport Kentucky Too Much for UCLA
Author: 0 Kentucky Too Much for UCLA

Lonzo finished his freshman season averaging 14.9 points and 7.6 assists per game to lead the country in assists, while Fox averaged 16.8 points and 4.6 assists. Now Kentucky faces North Carolina, a team it beat behind Monk's 47 points in Las Vegas in December. In New York, Sindarius Thornwell scored 24 points and seventh-seeded SC cruised past third-seeded Baylor, the Bears' worst NCAA Tournament loss.

Author: 0 Cristiano Ronaldo statue gets red card

Part of the festivities included a bust of Ronaldo's head, arguably one of the more pristine craniums in the world. Ronaldo, 31, was accompanied to the airport renaming by his girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez and mother Maria, and told his audience he was always ready to praise Portugal in general, and Madeira in particular.

Sport Hamilton hopes for 'best v best' duel with Vettel
Author: 0 Hamilton hopes for 'best v best' duel with Vettel

We have been very fortunate in the last three years that we won most of the races. "We are definitely ready for that, I am ready for that". "I wouldn't say I'm happy". "Congratulations to Antonio [Giovinazzi] for his debut in Formula 1", Marchionne added in reference to the Ferrari reserve driver making his debut with Sauber, placing 12th.

Author: 0 Johnson, Rahm win to set up powerful title match

Victory looked to be a formality after Johnson produced some stunning golf to go five-up after eight holes, but a couple of bogeys at the ninth and tenth opened the door for Rahm, who took encouragement and started to fight back. Although Jon Rahm is only in his second year on the PGA Tour, he had already placed himself fourth in Sony World Rankings. Rahm was just starting his backswing for the 80ft shot at Austin Country Club in Texas when a sudden noise reverberated across the green.

Author: 0 The KO Streak Ends: Golovkin Edges Jacobs with UD Win

This was the first time in Golovkin's 11-year career that he ever went to a 12th round. Judges Don Trella and Steve Weisfeld scored the fight 115-112 and Max DeLuca scored it 114-113 for Golovkin , who retained his WBC and WBO belts.

Sport How to watch World Cup qualifier online
Author: 0 How to watch World Cup qualifier online

The Scots were left cursing their bad luck after a first half during which Leigh Griffiths struck the woodwork twice in the space of a minute and Russell Martin had a headed goal ruled out for pushing. He got on to the ball with objective, strode towards the penalty box, and had the vision and skill to slip the ball into Martin's path. "The most important thing is, regardless of what's gone on in the last three or four games, if we win on Sunday, we are right back in the mix and have a right ...

Author: 0 4th Test, Dharamshala: Shreyas Iyer called in as cover for Virat Kohli

President Donald Trump, calling the Indian captain "cricket's ultimate bully' in the aftermath of the dramatic end to the second Test match in Bangalore". "Probably not quite as emotional but I think he understands the game really well". "Every match is as crucial for me". "Of course you want to push yourself to be fit".

Sport Ferrari and Vettel Win in Australia
Author: 0 Ferrari and Vettel Win in Australia

Hamilton said such respect was mutual, and that it was an honour to potentially square off against the four-time champion for silverware this year. Vettel himself ran six laps longer than his rival on his way to victory and speaking after taking second in Melbourne , Hamilton conceded that he can not afford to lose further ground in the future due to a lack of durability from his rubbers.

Author: 0 Barcelona defends Messi over 'unfair' suspension

Messi was dealt the suspension and a fine of 10,000 Swiss francs ($10,160) by FIFA's disciplinary panel. National team secretary Jorge Miadosqui said: "We are surprised by the decision that has been taken". "Now we're doing it again, and I'm very happy for that". Argentina has been on a run of strong but ultimately disappointing results in major tournaments.

Author: 0 Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors hold off Houston Rockets

Leonard shot 7 for 20 from the field while being guarded by a rotation of defenders. DeMar DeRozan scored 28 points for Toronto (45-30), and Jonas Valanciunas had 14 points and 15 rebounds. The Warriors were red-hot in the second quarter, scoring 37 points to battle back to just a three-point deficit at the end of the half. Kerr is the latest Warrior to set a record.

Author: 0 IN PICS: Airport renamed after Ronaldo & statue unveiled

Its appearance attracted plenty of comment in the media and online. Which prompted football writer Tom Williams to point out that when it came to statues Ronaldo has had "appalling luck". The question of whether or not the Madeira regional government has the legal right to make the name change without consulting the main government has also been raised.

Author: 0 Chelsea's Willian reveals Brazil aiming to win 2018 World Cup in Russian Federation

CORRECTS BYLINE - Brazil's Neymar celebrates scoring his side's 2nd goal against Paraguay during a 2018 World Cup qualifying soccer match at the Arena Corinthians Stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil , Tuesday, March 28, 2017. "There has been a big change". Messi was initially named in head coach Edgardo Bauza's line-up on Monday, but a suspension imposed by Federation Internationale de Football Association on the day of the game - after the captain insulted a match official in last week's ...

Author: 0 Argentina loses to Bolivia without banned Lionel Messi

Messi will serve the first game of the suspension on Tuesday afternoon when Argentina visits Bolivia in another World Cup qualifier. Argentina's victory over Chile left them in third place overall in the 10-team South American qualifying competition for the World Cup with 22 points from 13 games.

Sport India retain ICC Test Championship mace, win $1 million
Author: 0 India retain ICC Test Championship mace, win $1 million

The feisty batsman was in the Australian media's line of fire after stopping just short of calling rival captain Steve Smith a cheat for his infamous DRS "Brain Fade". "You have to take it in your stride and move forward", he said. I am really happy as a captain. I really enjoyed it. "Being presented with the Test championship mace previous year was an exhilarating experience and the feeling is no different this time".

Author: 0 Las Vegas welcomes Raiders with open arms, big hopes

Hunt, who didn't actually make his decision until this past week, wanted the Raiders to stay in Oakland. Last season the seven-year linebacker played in 16 games and started in 13 of those contest. Tourists and locals enjoying the Fremont Street Experience Monday afternoon were not all as happy about the soon-to-be Las Vegas Raiders. "I will not be going to Vegas at all", Perez said.

Author: 0 Kohli rues soft ball; Smith eats his words on Ranchi pitch

Marsh went for 53 but Handscomb finished the innings unbeaten on 72 before both captains shook hands to call a halt to the contest in the final session with Australia 62 runs ahead with four wickets still intact. The pitches used in the three Tests so have varied from venue to venue; Pune spun prodigiously from ball one and was rated "poor" by the ICC, Bengaluru had inconsistent bounce and gaping cracks and was rated "below average" while Ranchi was a batsman's paradise.

Author: 0 Mickelson off to good start at Match Play in Texas

Johnson comfortably dispatched Martin Kaymer 3&2 to remain top of Group One, while McIlroy was knocked out following Soren Kjedsen's 4&3 victory over Emiliano Grillo. Mickelson, who has made it past the third round only once in his 12 previous appearances at Match Play, has never trailed all week and had no trouble against Daniel Berger.

Author: 0 Paulinho hat-trick keeps Brazil on road to Russian Federation

Neymar took a ball from over the top, beat his defender and chipped in a delicate, impressive, arcing chip into the opposite corner to cement Brazil's win. "Of course, we don't want it to happen so often, but we started with a 0-1, from the back, and we had the concentration, the calm to work with the ball and fight for a good result", the former Tottenham midfielder added.

Author: 0 Can Jermain Defoe sneak into Gareth Southgate's World Cup squad?

Veteran Defoe, making his first appearance for more than three years, fired lacklustre England ahead in the 21st minute at Wembley on Sunday but Gareth Southgate's team struggled to finish off a Lithuania side who are 93 places lower in the Federation Internationale de Football Association rankings.

Author: 0 Kohli softens stance on relationship with Australians

The bad blood spilled in the final test at Dharamsala too. It ended not with a bang, but a whimper. Skipper Virat Kohli, who was forced to sit out the final Test with a shoulder injury, said the hard-fought win over Australia was the most satisfying of the recent run .

Author: 0 Dustin Johnson withdraws from Houston Open

He won the HSBC Champions in Shanghai in 2013. "I believe that I am not", he said, eschewing the need for qualifiers. His wins in Mexico and on Sunday in Austin, Texas , saw him join Tiger Woods as the only players to win back-to-back WGC titles.

Sport Florida, SC, Kentucky and NC move on to Elite Eight
Author: 0 Florida, SC, Kentucky and NC move on to Elite Eight

Carolina, which reached the Elite Eight for the 27th time , will face the victor of Friday's second game between UCLA and Kentucky . The freshman guard has hit his first four shots and has all of Kentucky's first eight points. To get there, Fox went 13-of-20 from the field and 13-of-15 at the line to set a new freshman NCAA Tournament scoring record. Hawkins has scored double figures in two of Kentucky's six postseason games.

Sport UCLA men's basketball season comes to bittersweet end
Author: 0 UCLA men's basketball season comes to bittersweet end

Leaf was the biggest problem for Kentucky in the first game in December. De'Aaron Fox got hot early, scoring the first eight points for United Kingdom and finishing the first half with 15. THE SCHEDULE: It's not often that the top seed takes a backseat, but South top seed North Carolina (29-7) meets No. 4 seed Butler (25-8) in the undercard to the UCLA-Kentucky throwdown.

Sport Koeman has high praise for Coleman
Author: 0 Koeman has high praise for Coleman

Yet this row is only the latest in a tense club-versus-country feud that predates Koeman's arrival at Everton and reached its height last November, when McCarthy withdrew from Ireland's squad for their qualifier against Austria in Vienna. "Seamus Coleman's injury was the most important thing of the weekend, first and foremost, because at club level you're talking about a really important player too", he said.

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